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These 91 schools have been failing for a combined 642 years

Feb 26, 2015 • Crain's New York Business
More than 50,000 New York City students, or about 5% of the city's pupils, attend 91 of the state's 178 failing schools. This includes 44 in the Bronx, 25 in Brooklyn, 12 in Manhattan and 10 in Queens. (There were no Staten Island schools on the state ... More

Principal caught on camera confiscating student's shoe

Mar 22, 2015 • New York Post
A Bronx principal has been caught on camera in a bizarre battle with a girl who dared prop her feet on a teacher's desk. An outraged Richard Massel, head of the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design, confiscated one of her shoes and used his key to a ... More

Bronx teacher uses innovative program to educate students on HIV/AIDS

Jul 1, 2014 • New York Daily News
So Porton, who now teaches English and drama at the Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design, founded Bronx Youth Creating Compassion — in spite of ill-founded opposition. ... He is the first and only teacher from New York City to receive that honor. More

Students Tell Mayor de Blasio, Turn Off the Metal Detectors!

Feb 23, 2015 • Huffington Post
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña recently announced a new school discipline policy designed to limit the suspension of students, the use of police in schools, and the threat of arrest. Child and student advocacy ... More

NBA, Dr. Oz to promote healthy living at NYC schools

Sep 28, 2014 • New York Post
... KAPPA/Fordam High School, Bronx; Lower East Side Preparatory High School, Manhattan; Monroe Academy for Visual Arts and Design, Bronx; New Design High School, Manhattan; New Utrecht High School, Brooklyn; Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, Bronx; South ... More

De Blasio unveils $150M plan to fix low-performing NYC schools

Nov 4, 2014 • New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pledging to lengthen school days at 94 struggling public schools and to take other steps meant to improve them. De Blasio unveiled a $150 million plan Monday to help the city's most troubled schools. More

Cab driver speaks after passenger killed in crash

Jan 2, 2015 • News 12 Bronx (registration)
Bill Rud · Fishkill, New York. Stop it would be better for both familys. Reply · Like. · January 4 at 4:53pm. Negrito Bonilla · Bronx, New York. Human should think before driving under the influence of Alcohol, it cause you your freedom. You can take ... More

Best in class: Meet the Hometown Heroes in Education, the brightest stars of ...

Sep 17, 2014 • New York Daily News
The winners of the 2014 Daily News Hometown Heroes in Education are shining examples of the humility and daily dedication that make a lifelong difference for New York City's more than 1.1 million schoolchildren. The all-star guidance counselors, ... More

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